As the Jets work their way farther into another forgettable season, the focus of football in New York has once again turned to who should be the starting quarterback.
The debate now includes several Jets players who have pushed back at the pleadings of some media members and many fans who would like to see the inspirational Tim Tebow taking over for Mark Sanchez.
But there’s one thing wrong with all this talk of who should get the start, Sanchez or Tebow, Sanchez or Tebow — people keep talking about quarterback ability.
Why is it news that Tebow isn’t a good quarterback? Why is it important that a quorum of New York’s players are agreeing with the assessment? Why is it a big deal when people say Tebow can’t make basic throws or run an NFL offense effectively?
Tebow has never been a good NFL quarterback, and it takes some of the Big Apple’s biggest revisionist scholars to argue that he’s even been a quarterback at all. He couldn’t throw coming into the NFL, he could barely throw once...